Undergarments Producers China & Lingerie Producers China
This article is focusing on the, we elaborate all you must know about Undergarments Producers China & Lingerie Producers China, including industrial groups, dealer qualification, and design customization preferences. We also elaborate what you should know about possible quality problems and appropriate labeling needs and substance limitations in the United States and the European Union.
Undergarments and Lingerie producing Groups in China
Undergarments Producers China & Lingerie Producers China, Export oriented undergarments Producers of China are largely focused in the country’s primary textiles production centers; Guangdong Province, Fujian Province and Zhejiang Province. If you aim to visit Producers in Mainland China, you are likely to find yourself in one of the following cities which are mentioned below:
- Quanzhou, Fujian
- Jinjiang, Fujian
- Shantou, Guangdong
- Guangzhou, Guangdong
- Dongguan, Guangdong
- Zhongshan, Guangdong
- Yiwu, Zhejiang
Undergarments and lingerie is, in comparative terms, not a very money intensive industry. Producers in such ‘Low value-added’ industries than to be rather ingenious, thereby needing a stiff Quality Assurance (QA) process, managed by the consumer.
The first step of the QA process is, as explained below, to draft a complete product description. There are, nevertheless, positive useful signals for qualifying Undergarments and Lingerie producers:
- Business Possibility (As specified in the producers business license)
- Registered Investment (As specified in the producers business license)
- Substance Test Reports (i.e., REACH and Oeko Tex Standard 100)
- Quality Management System / Manufacturer Lines Audit Reports (i.e., ISO 9001:2008)
- Social Submission Certification / Audit Reports (i.e., Sedex and BSCI)
- Environmental Audit Reports (i.e., ISO 14000 series)
What to Include in the Tech-pack
a. Design Drawing
The product design can either be based on a current ODM SKU or an OEM description. Although you may put, or put, reference models – they are just complementary to the design drawing. These are the options:
- OEM: Design drawing submitted by the consumer
- ODM: Design drawing submitted by the dealer
The design drawing should include all design fundamentals and sizes.
b. Reference model
A reference model is either provided by the dealer (when purchasing ODM products), or the purchaser (when purchasing an OEM product). We know that the reference model is only complementary to, and not a replacement for, a design drawing.
The most straightforward method is to order fabric models, or complete units, from the dealer. The purchaser can then freely choose the material of choice from the dealer’s standard catalog. Another method is to submit fabric models, which the dealer can match with a fabric from their own standard catalog – or, in rare cases, weave the fabric completely according to the conditions of the purchaser.
d. Size Table
The size table is an adjunct of the design drawing, listing measurement for each size. ODM products can also be modified by altering the size table accordingly. The size table must also be complemented with dimensional leniency.
Undergarments and lingerie are subject to general textiles branding requirements. Said branding needs differ between markets, and purchasers are imprudent to assume that the dealer is aware of the specific needs in your market. Therefore, we need to provide ‘ready-made’ graphical files (.aiformat) to the dealer. Include the following:
- Brand dimensions (i.e., 15 x 30 mm)
- Country of Origin (need in the United States)
- Washing Guidelines and/or symbols
- Batch ID
- Logo / Website
The brand can be printed on a double folded polyester patch or directly on the inside fabric.
a. General Quality Concerns
Quality Concerns in textile manufacturing frequently stem from an incomplete or contradictory product description. Here below a list of common quality concerns when purchasing Undergarments and Lingerie:
- Incorrect measurements
- Incorrect component place (i.e., double fabric)
- Incorrect/ low-quality supplies
- Incomplete joint lines
- Dirty and damages
b. Quality Management
The purpose of the quality examination is to detect quality concern before the produce is packed and transported. When purchasing Undergarments and Lingerie from Chinese producers, you must draft a quality examination procedure including the following procedures:
- Visual Examination (i.e., Dirt, damages, seams and printed labels)
- Sizes (i.e. Double fabric length)
- Fabric (i.e., Weight and Washing)
Undergarments and lingerie are subject to various substance guidelines in major markets, primarily the United States and the European Union. Depending on your market, you need to confirm agreement with one or more of the following:
a. REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)
- Country / Market: The European Union
- Description: REACH restricts the content of restricted SVHC (Substance of very high concern) in textiles, and other customer products, sold within the European Union. The list of SVHC includes hundreds of substances, including lead, cadmium, and formaldehyde.
b. California Proposition 65
- Country / Market: California, United States
- Description: California Proposition 65 restricts more than 800 substances in customer products. Products must either be obedient (i.e., proven rid of all restricted substances) or labeled accordingly. If the company is based in California, or if it intends to sell to purchasers in the state, it must ensure agreement.
c. FHSA (The Federal Hazardous Substances Act)
- Country / Market: United States (All states)
Description: FHSA restricts many substances classified as, for example, irritants or strong sensitizers. This includes, among other substances, formaldehyde, it is a substance used by some textile producers. The full list of mandatory prohibitions and limitations are available on CPSC.gov.